a piece/slice/share of the pie

Definition of a piece/slice/share of the pie

  1. :  a portion of a particular amount of money <The state needs to give public schools a larger piece of the pie.> <He's the best player on the team and he wants a bigger slice of the pie.>

Word by Word Definitions

pieceplay
  1. :  a part of a whole: such as

    :  fragment

    :  portion, allocation

  1. :  to repair, renew, or complete by adding pieces :  patch

sliceplay
  1. :  to cut with or as if with a knife

    :  to stir or spread with a slice

    :  to hit (a ball) so that a slice results

  1. :  a thin flat piece cut from something

    :  a wedge-shaped piece (as of pie or cake)

    :  a spatula for spreading paint or ink

shareplay
  1. :  plowshare

  1. :  a portion belonging to, due to, or contributed by an individual or group

    :  one's full or fair portion

    :  the part allotted or belonging to one of a number owning together property or interest

  1. :  to divide and distribute in shares :  apportion

    :  to partake of, use, experience, occupy, or enjoy with others

    :  to have in common

  1. :  magpie

  1. :  a meat dish baked with biscuit or pastry crust — compare potpie

    :  a dessert consisting of a filling (as of fruit or custard) in a pastry shell or topped with pastry or both

    :  affair, business

  1. : less common spelling ofpi


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